Fresh Citrus Macaroon with Fiori di Sicilia Recipe

Citrus Macaroons
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Ratings (5)
  • Total: 17 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 28 macaroons (serves up to 7)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
155 Calories
6g Fat
22g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 28 macaroons (serves up to 7)
Amount per serving
Calories 155
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 4g
Calcium 5mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Light and airy, fresh citrus macaroons are so easy to make and so full of fresh citrus flavor. Use tangerine zest in this recipe for a favorite holiday cookie.

Fiori di Sicilia is an out-of-this-world all natural flavoring from Italy. It adds a luscious citrus/vanilla flavor. If you can't find Fiori di Sicilia, substitute vanilla extract or see "tips" at the end of this recipe for my version of "Homemade Fiori di Sicilia Substitute" — not quite as sumptuous as the real thing — but it works. Use non-sweetened coconut flakes as this recipe has plenty of sugar in it.

Ingredients

  • 2 large room temperature egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon homemade Fiori de Sicilia (or orange extract or vanilla extract)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar (superfine sugar recommended)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes (see tips)
  • 1 teaspoon GF vanilla extract (I use Sonoma Syrup Company™ No. 4- Vanilla Extract "Crush")
  • 1/2 teaspoon GF lemon extract or flavoring
  • 1/2 teaspoon GF orange extract or flavoring

Steps to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to Preheat oven to 325° F

  2. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease with butter

  3. Combine room temperature egg whites and Fiori di Sicilia (or substitute extract) in a mixing bowl and beat until soft peaks form.

  4. Slowly add sugar while continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.

  5. Fold in grated citrus zest and unsweetened coconut.

  6. Drop by heaping teaspoons, 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

  7. Bake in preheated oven for 12 minutes.

  8. Cool before removing the macaroons from the baking sheets.

Tips: Most natural foods stores carry unsweetened coconut flakes
Use a 1 1/4-inch spring-loaded ice cream scoop to make forming the macaroons effortless

Reminder: Always make sure your work surfaces, utensils, pans, and tools are free of gluten. Always read product labels. Manufacturers can change product formulations without notice. When in doubt, do not buy or use a product before contacting the manufacturer for verification that the product is free of gluten.